2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog
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ANTH100 PO - Listening: Anthropology of Sound

When Offered: Irregularly
Instructor(s): A. Sharp Lippman
Credit: 1

From reflecting on the ethics of listening to religious cassettes in Egypt to listening with oceanographers as they use sound to know and to navigate, anthropologists increasingly do ethnography with their ears. This new research represents a conscious democratization of the senses. This course provides a survey of the anthropology of sound while asking students to imagine futures for sound ethnography through praxis. We will examine how sound ‘and music’ are perceived, produced, disciplined, and silenced across cultures. In doing so, we will read ethnography, philosophy and sound studies to understand how sound relates to perception, space, politics, and culture. Letter grade only.



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